From left to right: Seattle Kraken players Brandon Tanev, Vince Dunn, Adam Larsson, and Yanni Gourde surround Oliver Bjorkstrand after scoring his first of two goals against the Central Division champion Colorado Avalanche in game seven of their Stanley Cup Playoffs series.

2023-24 NHL Season Preview: Central Division

Just as soon as the Chicago Blackhawks lost the two players that headlined their early 2010s dynasty, they got a new franchise savior. Is Connor Bedard the piece that puts Chicago right back into playoff contention? The National Hockey League (NHL) Central Division has other plans. This division is far different from the stacked Atlantic …

Matt Duchene celebrates after scoring a goal at a Nashville Predators home game. The forward was bought out earlier today and will become an unrestricted free agent.

Matt Duchene headlines final hours of NHL buyout window

Matt Duchene, Blake Wheeler, Kailer Yamamoto, and others have been placed on unconditional waivers for a buyout. The first National Hockey League (NHL) buyout window concluded Friday at 5 p.m. Some prominent players have already been bought out, more recently Josh Bailey after the Islanders dumped his contract on Chicago’s hands. Below are the profiles …

Playoff Preview Western Conference Part 2

Let’s get into part two of the playoff preview in the Western Conference. Here are the others in the first-round mashups. The Oilers and the Kings will take on one another, the Oilers leading at 104 points and the Kings at 99. Then between the Avalanche and the Predators, Avalanche came in first in the …

NHL Rumors: Nashville Predators, Seattle Kraken, Arizona Coyotes

In CSM’s Sunday edition of NHL Rumors, we discuss the Nashville Predators, Seattle Kraken, and Arizona Coyotes. Let’s see what’s happening. Nashville Predators – Filip Forsberg Rumor: Per Pierre LaBrun – The Athletic.com. LaBrun reports that Filip Forsberg is on the last year of a six-year $6 million AAV deal. He wants a max eight-year …